Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blog Tour: Interview with author Stacy Eaton

Today we have an interview with author, Stacy Eaton, who is on tour promoting her book, My Blood Runs Blue.

Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc (April 2011)

Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Although her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she still feels like there is something else out there for her. 

She soon finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped out. When she has to give the death notification to the family, her investigative nature comes out fast and strong when the parents seem too accepting of their daughter's death and make comments that just don't fit.
When the family requests the assistance of the VMF Securities, Kristin is confused that they would think a security company could assist with the murder investigation. When Julian and Alexander arrive she quickly finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer then she has been alive. Why do they look at her as if they know her? And why do they keep talking about Calista? 

Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the seductive and blood drinking men that have entered into her life and the real truth about herself. 

Welcome Stacy!

Kari: What inspired you to become a writer?

Stacy: Until October 2010, I idea of writing a book had never really entered my mind.  People have told me many times over the years that I am very creative, some of said I should put my stories into words on a page, but I had never really taken it seriously.  When the idea came to me for My Blood Runs Blue, I just went with it.  I sat down and I started writing. About half way through I realized that I wanted to not only keep writing, but to write a series. Since then the ideas just keep coming and I just keep writing.

Kari: Where did you come up with the idea for your book?

Stacy: As you might have heard, I am a police officer.  I spend a lot of time on patrol, driving around a large country township.  Some nights we run from one call to another, other nights it is like you are the only person awake and everything is silent and still.  It was on one of these nights that I found myself outside of my patrol car, standing in the park stretching my legs.

There is a line of trees along the side of the part, and as I stood there I saw eyes looking back at me.  They were higher up off the ground then a normal animal would be. I watched them, they watched me.  Soon after they disappeared and I will never know what stood there and held my attention, but as I got back in my patrol car and drove my streets my imagination brought to life the thought that maybe it was a vampire.  With that in my mind, the plot began and I wondered how vampires could work in the world of law enforcement.  I would spend my quiet night shifts driving my dark roads and work through my plot as I drove, always looking for those eyes to find me from the tree line again.

Kari: What is your favorite part of the book?

Stacy:  Wow… That’s a hard one; there is a couple actually.  The memory Julian has of Calista the first night they are together is one of favorites.  I liked writing about the instant attraction, the intense chemistry they felt for one another.  One of my other favorites was near the end, when Kristin is dealing with Damon. I enjoyed writing the action scene in that. 

Kari: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

Stacy: As I just published book 2 in the series, Blue Blood for Life, I will soon be starting on the third book.  I am hoping to have this completed early next year. 

I am also currently working on three other projects.  One of those projects digs deeply into the world of Domestic Violence, something that is very close to my heart.  In “Whether I’ll Live or Die”, you will follow a young woman through her trials of dealing with Domestic Violence.  You will also see how it is handled through the eyes of law enforcement.  I am hoping to have this book released in early 2012.

The second project I am working on is a contemporary romance where a detective is force to go undercover to protect a movie star during the filming of his latest production. I am hoping to have “Liveon” out mid-2012. 

The last project that I am working on is collaboration with another author.  “Blue Haze” is a series that I am writing with author John Walker.  It is a dark intense series dealing with the addictions of life.  The first book in the series is digging into one that people know best, drugs. We aren’t sure how many books will be in this series, but we do know that we will touch on sex, money, technology and several other types of addiction while we write it. At this time, we are projecting a publication for the first book late next year.
Kari: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why? 

Stacy:  lol… that’s easy.  Anyone that knows me would know this answer.  A wolf.  They are smart intelligent and very protective of their pack. They have instincts better than most humans I know.  I love wolves. I have several pictures of them in my home.  I wear a custom made wolf pendant around my neck, and my leather jacket has one painted on it. 
I also have a tattoo of a wolf on my shoulder.  When I went to get the ink down, I thought long and hard about where I wanted to put it.  I decided that it would go on my left shoulder and there is a reason behind it. Wolves are strong and steady, so as I raise my arms to fire my duty weapon, as I stand there and look down the sights of the gun, I know that my wolf is there holding my shoulder steady, keeping me solid, giving me strength and guidance I need.
I also have two dogs at home that are Shiloh Shepherds.  If you saw my dog Garda, you would see why I love them.  He has a very intense wolfie look about him that I absolutely love.

And here is an  excerpt from My Blood Runs Blue: 

Chapter 4 - Julian's Memory
We turned to look at one another meaning to only say a polite goodbye.  We were eye to eye, almost exactly the same height, so close I could smell her without trying.  The current was soaring through me and she parted her lips, staring into my eyes.
“Jewels,” she said so quietly I could barely hear her over the noise of the bar.  She looked at my lips and I wanted to move closer to her and touch mine to hers.  She looked back up into my eyes then and said, “The two stones that are within my soul, sapphires for the dark of the sky and aquamarines for my dreams of the beautiful blue oceans in the heat of the summer.”
I started into her eyes; they were a liquid blue, bright and warm.  I couldn’t keep myself from saying, “Calista… you don’t know how much I want to take you in my arms right now and run away with you.” 
Her eyes widened then, and a smile crept along her face. “Then let’s run,” she said…

About the Author:

 The author Stacy Eaton is a police officer and business owner. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children and her dogs, Dakota and Garda. She is an avid photographer and enjoys reading and charity work.
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Unknown said...

Kari - Thank you so much for allowing me to visit with you today! Had a great time answering your questions!

Anonymous said...

Stacy is an awesome writer and this was a great interview. I just finished reading My Blood Runs Blue and can't wait to read book II.

Unknown said...

Thank you Bad Luck Detective!
I hope you enjoy the next one too!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I'm a day late! I ran out to help a friend yesterday. I love your books! Kristin is such a cool heroine. And I am also delighted to hear that you have put one of your own dogs in the book. Garda! Shiloh shepherds are beautiful dogs.

I'm looking forward to book 3!

Regina Duke